Woman Scalds Neighbour With Hot Water For Greeting Her Husband


A 36-year-old woman identified as Josephine Omolu was on Wednesday, April 3, brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly pouring hot water on a neighbour for greeting her husband.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Clifford Ogu, Police Prosecutor, informed the court that the accused committed the offence on Tuesday, March 26 at Agbotikuyo, Agege, Lagos.

According to Ogu, the defendant unlawfully scalded her neighbour, Blessing Christopher with hot water.

Ogu alleged that Omolu attacked the complainant after she greeted her husband.

The prosecution said that the complainant is currently on admission being treated for burns.

The offence, he said, contravened Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which carries seven years imprisonment for causing grievous harm.

Omolu, who resides at Agege, Lagos, entered a not guilty plea to the one count of grievous harm levelled against her.

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Magistrate Mr J.A Adegun admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Adegun ordered that the surety should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned until Monday, April 29 for mention.

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